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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 455 events
from April 26, 2018 to December 10, 2018
in History (x) category

Friday, April 27, 2018

Apr27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Apr27

8th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam

at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come hear all 154 Sonnets spoken by 154 readers of all ages and abilities.
Category: Art, Festivals, History, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Must See
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Apr27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Apr28

Behind-the-Ropes: Insiders’ Tours of the Merchant’s House

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for the last in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House.
Category: History, Tours

Apr28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Apr28

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr28

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Apr28

Urban Park Rangers Night Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out and join the Urban Park Rangers on a Nature Night hike through Willow Lake during the City Nature Challenge.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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